3. First on-screen appearances by the cast and crew. Although some crew members had supplied voices in earlier episodes, these are the first chances we had to see the Brains in front of the camera.
Joel Hodgson Pilot - The Green Slime Joel first appeared as Joel Robinson in the original pilot for the show. Trace Beaulieu, Josh Weinstein K01 - Invaders From The Deep Both Trace and Josh appear briefly as the mad scientists in the KTMA opening. Trace and Josh (again) K07 - Gamera vs. Zigra The first time Trace and Josh have speaking parts was when Dr. Forrester and Dr. Erhardt were finally introduced to us on New Years Eve 1988. Frank Conniff 201 - Rocketship X-M Frank showed up as Dr Forrester's new assistant for the beginning of season 2. Mike Nelson 201 - Rocketship X-M Mike appeared in the new hexfield viewscreen as Valeria, a character from the season 1 episode 110 - Robot Holocaust. Jim Mallon 203 - Jungle Goddess Jim and Mike visited the SOL as two great white hunters. Kevin Murphy 309 - The Amazing Colossal Man Kevin finally showed up on screen as Plant Guy, a plant who reviewed music. Bridget Jones 316 - Gamera vs. Zigra Mike and Bridget portrayed Kenny and Helen who flew in on Gamera's back. Paul Chaplin 405 - Being From Another Planet Two holo-clowns appeared in the hexfield played by Paul and Mike. Mary Jo Pehl 502 - Hercules Mary Jo first showed up as an Amazon Mom along with Bridget. Patrick Brantseg 521 - Santa Claus Patrick (center) visited the SOL as part of the Nelson family along with Tim Scott and Mary Jo. Bill Corbett 804 - The Deadly Mantis The three nuclear bomb worshipping mutants were portrayed by Paul, Bill and Beth "Beez" McKeever. Bill had been an ape in 801-803, but was concealed under a mask.
And here are a few other notable appearances
|Faye Burkholder||303 - Pod People||Although often mistaken for Bridget Jones, that's hair and make-up artist Faye as the recording studio assistant.|
|Eli Mallon||306 - Time of the Apes||That's Jim Mallon's son showing up on screen as the normal sized baby about to be fed Dr. Forrester's Miracle Baby Growth Formula.|
|Tim Scott||306 - Time of the Apes||The enlarged baby was played by the Technical Supervisor, Tim Scott.|
|Brad Keely||507 - I Accuse My Parents||Rodney the exotic dancer bursts forth (from the cake) giving Brad a chance to show skills other than editing.|
|David Sussman||601 - Girls School||The Power Steves included Mary Jo, Paul and staff writer David.|
|Mike Dodge||602 - Invasion USA||Another staff writer Mike Dodge portrayed A-Bomb.|
|Beth "Beez" McKeever, Barb Tebben||704 - The Incredible Melting Man||The Earth vs. Soup focus group gave Prop Assistant Beez and Assistant Info Club Poobah Barb their first on-screen credit.|
|Jack Beaulieu||706 - Laserblast||Trace's father played an important stage in the 2001 based ending to the Comedy Central era.|
|Dan Breyer||819 - Invasion of the Neptune Men||Intern Dan was one of the Roman Day Players waiting to get the autograph of the Mad Goth.|
|Tim Johnson||820 - Space Mutiny||Pearl says "bring Mike Down here" and voila! the BBI controller gladly steps in.|
|Humphrey (Murphy)||904 - Werewolf||Bobo is attacked by the ferocious werewolf portrayed by Kevin's own dog.|
|Peter Rudrud||910 - The Final Sacrifice||The production manager Peter as Todd Gunderson is under siege by Pearl in her efforts to take over the world.|
|The rest of the populus of Minnesota||913 - Quest of the Delta Knights||A huge crowd of 22 cast, crew, family and friends attended the Delta Knights pancake breakfast.|